My child, Loved One, don’t forget what you have learned.
Remember God’s guidance, wisdom, and love in your heart.
Together they will prolong your life many years and
bring you, Loved One, peace, prosperity, and true joy.
Never let love and faithfulness leave you Loved One,
Bind them around yourself like a beautiful shawl.
Engrave them on the tablet of your God-given heart.
Then Loved One, you will win favor and a good reputation
in the sight of God and other good people.
Loved One, trust in the Lord with all of your heart
and not in what you understand or think you know.
In every way, every day, and everything, submit yourself to God,
and Loved One, He will make your path straight and clear.
My precious child Loved One, don’t think you are extremely wise.
Respect God, be humble and teachable all your life.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:1-8, NAPSV